Particle Physics Masterclasses
The National Particle Physics Masterclass scheme lets Y12/Y13 pupils studying A-level physics meet practising particle physicists and get a taste of the science. Masterclasses should enhance the learning experience of pupils doing the particle physics topic of any AS/A2 level syllabus.
A typical Sheffield masterclass lasts from 10 am to 3 pm and includes a mix of talks and hands-on activities. Examples of talks can be found in the talks for schools section of this site. The hands-on activities include:
|A game to understand how quarks combine to form baryons and mesons||Learn how to identify particles and events in a modern particle physics experiment|
|Measure the strength of the strong interaction or study the decay modes of the Z boson||Use galaxy rotation curves to find evidence for dark matter|